Native Tomatoes – Transplant Experiment #1

So Tomato Pot #1 was getting crowded.  the seedlings were growing and there were about 8 of them in the pot.

As an experiment,  I decided to take one out and transplant it to its own pot.

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I carefully dug out transplant #1 with a plastic spoon.  It wasn’t difficult as the roots were shallow.  I placed it in the center of a pot filled with Orgamix.

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The empty spot.

If you watch tutorials on You Tube, transplanting is easy as ABC.  Everytime they are done,  their transplanted seedling looks great.  I will tell you now,  ain’t true!  The transplanted plant looks like it just went through hell and back.  And you will need to nurse it back to health!

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After the ordeal that took only 10 minutes.  My heart broke.

Ok, maybe it was just me.  Maybe i wasn’t careful enough.  Or maybe the seedling was not ready.  It doesn’t matter.  Now i just have to find a way to make sure #1 survives.

 

 

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